Devin Haney Talks Game Plan for Defeating George Kambosos
After staying true to his word and dominating former 135-pound unified champion “Ferocious” George Kambosos (20-1, 10KOs) to become the undisputed lightweight champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15KOs) revealed the strategy heading into the fight.
“The game plan was to go in there and hit and not get hit, and I did that for the majority of the fight. I took the last round off just because I knew I was comfortably ahead. But I fought a good, smart fight.”
Haney, one of boxing’s best young fighters, is known for his boxing ability rather than his knockout power. Equipped with a great jab, good reflexes, and an overall good skillset, it was no surprise that he implemented a more defensive approach.
When it was all said and done, Kambosos was stymied by the terrific jab of Haney, as well as good footwork. At the end of the day, it’s no secret how Haney approaches his fights.
With the rematch likely taking place later this year, it’ll be very interesting to see if the game plan remains the same or if there will be more of a strategy to go for the knockout.
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By: Bakari Simpson